Teacher Notes You have just won a trip to five historical sites! To get going on your trip you must send us pictures, a project and keep a journal of your trip. At the end you will give a presentation of your favorite site to our committee. By doing this you will be help improve us our contest brochure for next year. Pack your suitcase and camera and be ready for an adventure of a life time! Mt. Rushmore White House Statue of Liberty
You have just won a trip to five
To get going on your trip you must send us pictures, a project and keep a journal of your trip. At the end you will give a presentation of your favorite site to our committee. By doing this you will be help improve us our contest brochure for next year. Pack your suitcase and camera and be ready for an adventure of a life time!
Statue of Liberty
You will travel on the Internet to all the sites that are highlighted below. You will then take a picture (print out a favorite picture), write in your journal and make a project for each one.
Statue of Liberty
Learning Advice for Students
Now that you have gone to all these wonderful sites, gather all of your information and put it in you suitcase. You should have a chalk drawing of Mr. Lincoln or the Lincoln Memorial, an abstract picture of the Statue of liberty, a clay model of Mt. Rushmore and your copy of the letter you sent to the President. Remember to include your journal entries and photos of each site. When you get back home, we will contact you to set up an appointment to present the pictures of your trip. After you give us the information we will select from all the entries for our contest brochure.
After completing this unit, you will know about some of the major historical sites the United States has to offer. You have learned how to print up documents and how to use the computer as a resource. Your oral presentation will allow you the opportunity to share information you gathered with others. What other places would you like to visit on the Internet and share with your family and friends?
1. What do all these historical sites have in common?
2. Why is it important for Americans to have National and State symbols?
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Notes to the Teacher
- Kindergarten - Unit 2
- Grade 1 - Unit 3
History-Social Science Content Standards:
K.2 Students recognize national and state symbols and icons such as the national state flags, the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty
!.3 Students know and understand the symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States that provide continuity and a sense of community across time, in terms of ....3. American symbols, landmarks...
Historical and Social Science Analysis Skills Grade K-5:
Historical Interpretation: Students identify the human and physical characteristics of the places they are studying and explain how these features form the unique character of these places.
Language Arts, Kindergarten:
Written and Oral English:
1.0 Students write and speak with a command of standard English conventions that are appropriate to each grade level.
Listening and Speaking
1.2 Students share information and ideas, speaking audibly in coherent, complete sentences.
Length of Lesson: 2 weeks depending on the access to a computer.
Set up and Management of the Lesson:
Most students will be too young to read the directions for this lesson on-line. It will be necessary to have students work with cross-age tutors or parent helpers if they are doing the lesson independently or at a learning center. If you have access to a lab, bookmark the links listed in the lesson on the class computers. Project the lesson on a screen or TV monitor. Then read and do the steps together, maybe discussing the pictures of the famous sites as you work through the activities.
In introducing the activity to students define the word historical monument. Explain that a place can be historical and still be in use today such as the White House.
Visual and Performing Arts - Create in the craft medium of clay. Apply design elements and principles Drawing/sketching. Use different tools (chalk) for drawing.
Ashabranner, Brent and Ashabranner, Jennier. A Memorial for Mr. Lincoln.
Kent, Deborah. The Lincoln Memorial (Cornerstones of Freedom)
Statue of Liberty
Penner, Lucille Recht and Rowland, Jada. The Statue of Liberty (Step into Reading)
Zimmelman, Nathan., etc. How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty.
Cohen, Stan. Borglum's Mountain: A Pictorial History of the Mount Rushmore Memorial.
Debnam, Betty and Jamieson, Wendy. A Kid's Guide to the White House.
Waters, Kate. The Story of the White House.
The Story of the Statue of Liberty
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Last Revised: 03/22/06